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Title: Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013-2020

The objective of this analysis is to roadmap the cost reductions and innovations necessary to achieve the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative's total soft-cost targets by 2020. The roadmap focuses on advances in four soft-cost areas: (1) customer acquisition; (2) permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII); (3) installation labor; and (4) financing. Financing cost reductions are in terms of the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for financing PV system installations, with real-percent targets of 3.0% (residential) and 3.4% (commercial).
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1096122
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-59155
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY SOFT COSTS; NREL; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPARTMENT; DOE; SUNSHOT INITIATIVE; RESIDENTIAL; COMMERCIAL; PHOTOVOLTAICS; PV; NON-HARDWARE COSTS; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics; Energy Analysis; Integrated Applications